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Largest ship in Port Everglades history docks, signaling the wave of commercial vessels to come

October 23, 2012 02:15PM

Port Everglades

The massive 1,095-foot MSC Texas arrived at Berth 32 at Port Everglades early Monday morning, portending the wave of  big cargo vessels soon to come to Miami, the Sun Sentinel reported. The MSC Texas is the largest cargo ship ever to call at the port and it is just the first to arrive following the expansion of the Panama Canal. The port already hosts some of the world’s largest cruise ships.

“Given this trend, we fully expect larger vessels, such as the MSC Texas, to frequently call at Port Everglades in the future, especially once the Panama Canal is expanded,” Port Director Steven Cernak said Monday.

In March, Port Everglades announced will be spending $54 million on the renovation of four existing terminals. [Sun Sentinel]Christopher Cameron